AMD are a global leader when it comes to providing cost effective and innovative solutions in the fields of microprocessors and graphics, and when it comes to microprocessors they quite often outsmart their biggest rivals Intel. Unlike Intel however; they do not manufacture their own motherboards preferring to use the skills of several high quality manufactures with well-established names and brands who have long been staunch supporters of their processors and chipsets.One of AMD’s more recent forays into the market is with their AM3 Phenom II processors utilising their 45nm manufacturing process containing a new hybrid memory controller enabling them to use both DDR2 and the newer faster DDR3. As would be expected the AMD motherboard manufacturers were quick to be releasing motherboards that where compatible with this newest CPU with the likes of MSI and Asus being among the first to release specifications of their new products.Asus are a technology oriented company blessed with one of the best R & D teams in the world, they are well renowned for being on the superhighway when it comes to delivering cost effective and affordable new technologies, and where among the first to bring the consumer an AMD AM3 motherboard that was priced according to most peoples budget. And as usual from this leading manufacturer they have delivered this without compromising on specification or quality.The Asus M4A78T-E AMD motherboard is one of their AM3 Phenom II offerings which also utilises the faster DDR3 memory which admirably meets the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D Graphics, multimedia, and internet applications. To be more specific this AMD motherboard has four slots providing a maximum of 16GB of superfast memory. If you are upgrading and don’t want all the expense in one go, then the M4A78T-E is a great opportunity for doing it in byte size chunks. It comes equipped with a Radeon HC 3300 on-board graphics solution with one of the fastest integrated chipsets around and an extra 128MB of DDR3 makes this board well equipped, capable of outputting video with a resolution at 1080p. If this isn’t enough for you then don’t be getting dismayed as this AMD motherboard also comes equipped with two PCI Express 2.0 enabling two cards to be run in CrossFireX™ satisfying even hard core gamers.Once again Asus have given us a motherboard that is well equipped in terms of connectivity being well supported by five SATA II ports including one eSATA, two Firewire ports, six USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Lan and 8 Channel HD Audio, with a pretty affordable price tag. Representing the move from your current system to AM3 in a cost effective manner whilst still providing all the bells and whistles needed to keep the majority of consumers happy isn’t always an easy thing to do, but this AMD motherboard from Asus delivers just that. Compliment this with enough overclocking to push the Phenom II as hard as is possible and Asus could be on to a winner with their M4A78T-E.
About Author: Now a freelance writer Harry Spencer spent over 15 years in the industry with a good deal of knowledge in AMD Motherboards in particular.
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